Traffic stop leads to arrest for meth

Published 1:52 am Saturday, October 17, 2015

Failing to use a signal and improperly using a lane landed a local man in jail on manufacturing and trafficking charges.

DTF Agent Greg Jackson said officers stopped Andrew Troy Halford, 42, on River Falls Street in Andalusia.

When they made contact with Halford, Jackson said agents saw items commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine in plain view.

“While detaining Halford, agents located an amount of methamphetamine on him,” Jackson said.

During the search of Halford’s vehicle, agents located ammonium nitrate, pseudoephedrine, lighter fluid, acid, and other items used in the manufacturing process.

“Agents also located a plastic bottle containing a shake and bake methamphetamine cook and a plastic bottle containing more than 28 grams of methamphetamine oil,” he said.

Halford was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in the first degree, trafficking methamphetamine and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is being held in the Covington County Jail on a $550,000 bond.